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Books

Self, with or without Selfies

By Stan Persky | 2015 May 5

Look in the mirror. Who do you see? Or: What do you see?

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For Interpretation: Susan Sontag

By Stan Persky | 2015 February 11

On the tenth annivarsary of her death, Daniel Schreiber’s biography revisits the life of Susan Sontag.

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Love in Venice

By Stan Persky | 2014 April 27

What to read on the way to Venice.

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Dirty Laundry

By Stan Persky | 2014 February 1

Stan Persky on a sex biography of Gore Vidal.

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Cliffhanger

By Stan Persky | 2014 January 24

Stan Persky checks out a new book that asks, “Should we read in the digital age?”

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Re-re-reading Gore Vidal: A First Anniversary Requiem

By Stan Persky | 2013 July 18

It’s the month of the first anniversary of the death of writer Gore Vidal. Stan Persky remembers.

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Real World Happiness

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2013 July 4

Norbert Ruebsaat’s reflections on families, happiness and Brian Fawcett.

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Children of the Daze

By Brian Fawcett | 2013 June 24

Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…

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Why Did Alt Lit Cross the Road?

By Stan Persky | 2013 June 20

Tao Lin’s new novel, “Taipei,” reviewed by Stan Persky from a rocking chair.

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Vatican Council II’s Last Great Champion

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2013 June 12

Dan Gawthrop, a lapsed Roman Catholic, makes a case for the life and work of his childhood bishop, Remi De Roo, one of the few surviving participants of the Second Vatican Council.

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